About Dash Network
Currently in development, Dash Network is an independent, integrated B2B research, events, and digital media platform focused on best business practices and technology solutions for the global Customer Experience market.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Clint Wheelock is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dash Network, bringing to the role more than 17 years of experience in market research and consulting focused on emerging technology markets. Prior to Dash, Wheelock founded Tractica in 2014 with a focus on human interaction with technology including coverage of AI, user interface technologies, advanced computing, and other emerging sectors. Tractica was acquired by Informa Group in 2018 and Wheelock subsequently served as Chief Research Officer for Informa’s research division, Omdia, with management and content strategy responsibility for a team of 400 industry analysts that was formed by the combination of Tractica, Ovum, IHS Markit Technology, and Heavy Reading.
Wheelock was previously founder and President of Pike Research, a leading market intelligence firm focused on the global clean technology industry, which was acquired by Navigant Consulting in July 2012, after which Wheelock led the rebranded Navigant Research business as its Managing Director. In this role, he managed all aspects of company operations, including research, sales, marketing, finance, and operations, and successfully expanded the business from a startup in January 2009 to a group of 50 employees and a revenue stream of more than $8 million by mid-2014.
Prior to forming Pike Research, Wheelock was Chief Research Officer at ABI Research, a New York-based industry analyst firm concentrating on the impact of emerging technologies on global consumer and business markets. Wheelock’s responsibilities included management of the global research organization, the marketing department, and the production and editing group, together consisting of approximately 40 employees. Previously, Wheelock served as Vice President at the NPD Group, a consumer market research firm based in New York, where he launched a new practice focused on wireless technology markets. He also previously served as Research Director at In-Stat, a high-tech market research firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior experience includes product management and strategic marketing roles at CenturyLink and Verizon Communications. He has additional prior experience in management consulting and private investment banking. Wheelock holds an MBA in telecommunications management from the University of Dallas and a BA in History from Washington & Lee University.
Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer
Jonathan Keller is the Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Dash Network, bringing over 17 years of executive management and revenue generation experience in digital media publishing. Prior to Dash Network, Keller spent 10 years with Light Reading, a digital media, research, and events company serving the global telecommunications market, where he served as Chief Sales Officer, building the company into a $17 million global brand. Light Reading was acquired by Informa Group in 2017 and Keller served as Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director of Informa’s Light Reading Network, which included media brands such as Light Reading, Telecoms.com, Security Now, Connecting Africa, The Connected Car, and Broadband World News, and over a dozen event brands including The Big 5G Event, 2020 Vision Executive Summit, and NFV Everywhere. Keller led management, brand strategy, and product development, and oversaw a global group of over 80 employees.
Keller was previously the advertising director for the BizWest Media brand, The Boulder County Business Report, where he led a five-person team responsible for all print, digital and event revenue. Keller guided the company through their transition from print media sales to online digital sales via product development and sales strategy, eventually growing overall digital revenue by triple digits by the end of his first year with the company.
Prior, Keller served as the advertising manager for InnoVision Health Media, where he oversaw east coast operations and revenue for various national B2C print magazine brands. In addition, he spearheaded digital product development and created new revenue streams through online brand monetization. Keller holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Colorado’s School of Journalism and holds a Recording Engineering Degree from the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences.
Keith Kirkpatrick is a Principal Analyst contributing to Dash Research’s CX Advisory Service. Kirkpatrick, who is based in New York, has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of research, marketing, and consulting-based fields.
Kirkpatrick has authored a range of in-depth reports and market forecast studies covering artificial intelligence, biometrics, data analytics, robotics, high performance computing, and quantum computing, with a specific focus on the use of these technologies within large enterprise organizations and SMBs. He also has established strong working relationships with the international technology vendor community and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.
Kirkpatrick began his career as a financial and technology journalist, and has written for a wide variety of national and trade publications, including BusinessWeek, CNBC.com, Investment Dealers’ Digest, The Red Herring, The Communications of the ACM, and Mobile Computing & Communications, among others. Kirkpatrick has also developed expertise in primary and secondary research and has authored a wide range of primary market forecast studies for ABI Research, Navigant Research, Omdia, and his own firm, 4K Research & Consulting, LLC. Kirkpatrick is a member of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP). He holds a dual BA degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.
Sherril Hanson is a Senior Analyst contributing to Dash Research’s CX Advisory Service. Hanson brings more than 20 years of experience in technology research and marketing. Prior to Dash Research, Hanson was a Research Analyst at Omdia, authoring market and ecosystem reports on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and User Interface technologies. Hanson was previously Manager of Market Research at Intrado Life and Safety, providing competitive analysis and intelligence, business development support and analyst relations.
Previous experience includes product and project management roles at CenturyLink as well as serving as Manager of Research and Information Services at Visiting Nurse Associations of America. Hanson holds an MBA in Marketing from University of Colorado, Boulder and a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University.